Journalism students in class

Journalism School Introduces New Scholarship for Incoming Freshmen

The UM School of Journalism has a new scholarship fund to encourage and attract the best and brightest young journalists. Journalism Dean Larry Abramson created the Dean’s Scholarship for Incoming...

Mark Burnham ’84, left, and Eric Sprunk ’86 pose for a photo with their families

Alumni Philanthropy Supports Future Dean of UM Business School

UM now has its first endowed dean’s position, thanks to the generosity of Mark Burnham ’84 and Eric Sprunk ’86 who together with their families have each made a $1 million contribution to create...

UM senior Tony Sergi stands with the four telescopes that make up MINERVA

UM Lab Uses Remote Telescopes to Discover New Planets

Nearly 1,300 miles separate Associate Professor Nate McCrady's UM office at the base of Mount Sentinel from the telescope's home on top of Mount Hopkins, Ariz., but the distance makes no...

UM Professor Jakki Mohr poses for photo with Saudi Arabian man

Marketing Professor Invited to Saudi Arabia to Help Solve Global Issues

Professor Jakki Mohr’s expertise is in high demand, taking her to numerous countries from Chile to Switzerland to lecture and advise on high-tech marketing issues. Recently, Mohr added Saudi...

UM School of Media Arts student filmmakers at Slamdance Film Festival

Documentary Created by Media Arts Students Wins Big at Utah Film Festival

A short documentary produced by eight seniors in the filmmaking program at the UM’s School of Media Arts recently won several awards after its premiere at the Slamdance Film Festival in Park City,...

UM Professor Cara Nelson

Professor Awarded Fulbright for Forest Restoration Research in Chile

Cara Nelson, a restoration ecology professor at the University of Montana, recently received a Fulbright Scholarship to conduct research on forest restoration in Chile during spring semester 2016....

UM's Phyllis J. Washington College of Education Building

Education Graduate Programs at UM Earn Top Rankings for High Quality

The University of Montana’s Phyllis J. Washington College of Education and Human Sciences recently earned two top national rankings for its graduate programs in curriculum and instruction. U.S....

UM history Professor Anya Jabour poses with actress Hannah James

Professor’s Work as Historical Consultant Comes to Fruition at PBS Drama Premieres

UM Professor Anya Jabour spent five weeks in Virginia this past spring working as a historical consultant for the new PBS Civil War drama “Mercy Street,” which premieres Sunday, Jan. 17

Veterans Memorial at UM

UM Earns Top Military School Designation for Veteran Education

UM has been named a top school in the Military Advanced Education & Transition 2016 Guide to Top Colleges & Universities, a searchable online database that measures institutions based on best...

Hawthorne Elementary kindergarten students study biology and the human body.

UM, MCPS Collaborate to Create a 21st Century Learning Environment

Three years ago, UM partnered with Missoula County Public Schools in a groundbreaking effort to ensure students graduate from high school with the skills they need to succeed. Now the program is...

Julie Bullard, professor of early childhood education at UM

UM Professor Receives Prestigious Teacher Educator Award

Julie Bullard, professor of early childhood education at UM, received a revered Teacher Educator Award from the National Association of Early Childhood Teacher Educators at its annual conference...

Ryan Duarte is co-founder of Montana Root Applications

App to Detect Dangerous Sunlight Radiation Wins UM Pitch Competition

A team of local entrepreneurs that developed a smartphone app to fight skin cancer has won UM’s annual Fall Startup Pitch Competition, a program designed to encourage innovation and...

incoming graduate student Leanne Falcon

UM Graduate Student Earns Native Science Fellowship

Incoming UM graduate student Leanne Falcon recently was awarded a $5,000 Native Science Fellowship, which she will use for her research project during spring semester 2016. Falcon, a member of the...

Student-athletes hit the books in the new Student-Athlete Academic Center

Grizzly Student-Athletes Reach New Academic Heights

Eleven of Montana's 13 programs posted a semester GPA of 3.13 or higher for fall 2015. The average cumulative GPA for Montana's 328 student-athletes through the fall was 3.19, the best on record.

NPR host Ira Glass speaks to UM journalism students

UM’s School of Journalism Ranked Eighth Best in the Nation

UM’s School of Journalism recently was ranked the eighth best college journalism program in the nation in a survey by the Radio Television Digital News Association. The No. 1 theme cited by voters...

The eight Circles of Life represented on the Native Plant Garden website

Students Create Website for Native Plant Garden on UM Campus

UM’s Native Plant Garden outside the Payne Family Native American Center contains native grasses and bushes connecting eight Circles of Life. Students in the Native Plant Stewardship and...

Evin Oser of Montana Root Applications, center, winner of the Fall Startup Pitch Competition

Student Entrepreneurs Impress at Fall Startup Pitch Competition

Nine student contestants recently competed in UM’s annual Fall Startup Pitch Competition, and three of those contestants won cash prizes totaling $2,500. It was the most diverse group of...

Shelby Cole, a first-year pharmacy student at UM

Pharmacy Student Earns Funding for Immune System Research

A hardworking UM undergraduate student will spend the next two and half years studying the hardest-working cell in the human immune system. Shelby Cole, a first-year pharmacy student from Malta,...

Student reading Montana Journalism Review

Students Publish 2016 Edition of Montana Journalism Review

The new issue of Montana Journalism Review is fresh off the press, produced by an all-student staff from the UM’s School of Journalism. Issue 45 is built around the theme “burn.”

UM students working on the ice sheet in Greenland

Geosciences Students, Researcher Travel to Greenland to Study Glaciers

UM Geosciences Professor Joel Harper takes his students on an unconventional field trip several times a year. He and around eight researchers fly to Greenland, where they camp out for five to six...

UM senior Kolby KickingWoman

Journalism Student Places Among Hearst Award Finalists

Until spring semester 2015, UM senior Kolby KickingWoman had not written a long-form feature during his time at the School of Journalism. Six months later, his first long-form story tied for 17th...

Professor Doug Emlen holds a saber-toothed tiger skull

Professor Emlen on Beetle Horns and Book Writing

By day, UM Professor Douglas Emlen studies insect weaponry, but at night, military history is his preferred reading. Eight years ago, these interests merged unexpectedly. “I wanted to do something...

UM cartography students

Nepali Tiger Poachers Fear UM Student Mapmakers

None of Kevin McManigal’s cartography students at UM have been to the Parsa Wildlife Preserve. But they’ve spent the past six months building the most detailed topographic record the 155,000-acre...

Engaging Social Responsibility through Philanthropy students and nonprofit leaders

Philanthropy Class Awards $10,000 in Grants to Local Nonprofits

UM students in a course titled Engaging Social Responsibility through Philanthropy recently awarded $10,000 to local nonprofits. The class addresses social responsibility and community building...

UM physics and astronomy Professor Dan Reisenfeld

UM Professor Inspires Students, Makes Discoveries About Space

Dan Reisenfeld uses lighter fluid in the classroom and mulls his discoveries about space in Room 121 of the Clapp Building. The UM professor of physics and astronomy has also killed Spider-Man...

Larry Gianchetta, dean of the UM School of Business Administration

Business Dean Gianchetta to Retire After 41 Years at UM

Larry Gianchetta, dean of the UM School of Business Administration, is retiring at the end of the 2015-16 school year. After 41 years at UM, 30 years of those as dean, Dean Gianchetta has left an...

Um grad student Megan Barnhart working in Peru as Peace Corps volunteer

Montana Ties for 3rd in Peace Corps Volunteers Per Capita

The Peace Corps announced Monday that Montana is tied at No. 3 in the nation for states with the highest number of Peace Corps volunteers per capita, a jump of four places from last year.

UM researcher Dan Reisenfield

UM Researcher, NASA Team Make Saturn Discovery

UM astrophysics Professor Daniel Reisenfeld has discovered how water ions escape from Saturn’s environment. His findings recently were published in the journal Nature Physics. Reisenfeld is a...

Nicky Ouellet interviews a source

Journalism Student Focuses on Reservations, Natural Resources

On a recent Wednesday, which is Veterans Day and a welcome day off for most students, Nicky Ouellet is reporting on the Flathead Indian Reservation for a story about the Kerr Hydroelectric Dam,...

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Crittenden Named First Team Academic All-American

Montana Grizzly football captain and senior defensive end Derek Crittenden has been named to the 2015 Academic All-America Division I football first team. It's the third major academic accolade...

tiger photo by Steve Winter, copyright National Geographic

Geography Students Create Maps for Tiger Reserve

UM geography students are saving tigers – one map at a time. The UM Department of Geography gave 12 student cartographers the chance to collaborate with Panthera, the world’s premiere big cat...

UM student Mina May, right, and her mentor, Ginger Collins

Graduate Student Selected for Competitive Leadership Program

Mina May, a UM communicative sciences and disorders graduate student from Honolulu, recently was selected to participate in the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association’s competitive Minority...

Libby, Montana

SoBA Joins Team to Move Libby Beyond Superfund Era

Libby and Troy are beginning a campaign to re-brand themselves as places to live, visit and invest in – trying to shake off more than a decade-old economic shadow. The Kootenai River Development...

UM defensive end Derek Crittenden

Crittenden One of the Smartest Student-Athletes in America

Montana football wraps up the regular season this weekend in Bozeman against rival Montana State. It’s the biggest game of the season, but there’s a good chance 23-year-old co-captain and...

cowboy in Kazakhstan herds cattle

Alumnus Travels Kazakhstan to Chronicle Rising Cattle Industry

UM alumnus Ryan Bell earned his master's in nonfiction creative writing in 2014 and then went on to earn the coveted Fulbright-National Geographic Digital Storytelling Fellowship. Now he’s...

UM campus

President Holds Campus Forum on UM Budget

President Royce Engstrom held a campus forum on Nov. 17 to discuss the University's budget picture. Engstrom spoke with the campus community about the need to realign UM's base budget with current...

UM students canoe the Missouri River

Wilderness Trip Participants See Higher Retention, GPAs

Freshman Wilderness Experience participants are found to have higher retention rates and GPAs than the average UM student.  FWE introduces incoming freshmen to Montana’s outdoors during a four-day...

Daly Elementary students learn how the 3D printers at Bitterroot College's Fab Lab work

Bitterroot College’s Fab Lab Offers New Learning Opportunities

Not every fifth-grade class creates something that will change a person’s life. Then again, not every fifth-grade class gets to work with the latest in technology, including 3D printers and...

Members of the UM Alexander Blewett III School of Law negotiation team

Law Negotiation Team Earns Second Consecutive First-Place Finish

UM Alexander Blewett III School of Law students recently took first place in the American Bar Association-sponsored Law School Regional Negotiation Competition held Nov. 7 in Calgary, Alberta....

UM researcher team in Anarctica

Researchers Study Cold-Blooded Animals in Antarctica

UM faculty members Bret Tobalske and Art Woods and Division of Biological Sciences graduate student Steven Lane have spent the past several weeks in Antarctica studying animals that live in the...

UM senior Derek Crittenden

Crittenden a Finalist for Rhodes Scholarship

UM football team captain and William V. Campbell Trophy finalist Derek Crittenden is officially one step closer to becoming a Rhodes Scholar after receiving an invitation to participate in the...

U.S. Labor Secretary Thomas Perez speaks at UM

Labor Secretary: Students Need Job Skills and Critical Thinking

U.S. Labor Secretary Thomas Perez cautions Montana educators against thinking too narrowly about their jobs. "It's a false choice to suggest we're either training people for the jobs of tomorrow...

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